Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Pandemic impacts food machinery lead times

09 October, 2020 by Shaughan Syme, Managing Director, Symetec | Supplied by: Symetec

A pandemic-induced shift of focus for food manufacturers has created surges of demand for food machinery, which is impacting lead times.


Tas dairy farmer uses DNA testing for herd management

28 September, 2020

Dairy Plains Tasmania is using a DNA testing tool for driving genetic gain and better herd management.


Brewery clamps down on kegs

07 September, 2020 | Supplied by: B&B Attachments Ltd

To improve its end-of-line logistics, a UK-based brewery equipped its trucks with clamp attachments, each capable of handling up to 18 kegs at a time.


Interworld Electroncis FABS 119PH computer display

01 September, 2020 | Supplied by: Interworld Electronics and Computer Industries

Interworld Electronics FABS-119PH is a 7H anti-scratch, durable projected capacitive touch screen suitable for operator panel and HMI control application.


OMRON HD-1500 mobile robot

28 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

The OMRON HD-1500 mobile robot has a heavy payload capacity of up to 1500 kg.


CMTP HACCP-certified pallets

26 August, 2020 | Supplied by: CMTP

CMTP has received HACCP certification and can now produce a special range of Pal-giene certified food-safe pallets.


Meat processing: do you know which cut is more profitable?

19 August, 2020 | Supplied by: BMA Group

Visibility of actual daily costs by work centre are critical for large-scale meat processing plants.


Festo EXCT 2-axis linear gantry

14 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Festo Pty Ltd

The Festo EXCT 2-axis linear gantry uses parallel kinematic principles to deliver good dynamic movement in the vertical and horizontal axis.


Getting a grip on pet food pouches

07 August, 2020 | Supplied by: SMC Australia | New Zealand

HMPS recently partnered with SMC to design a customised robotic vacuum solution for off-loading pet food pouches for an export client.


Making it stick: wraparound packaging for FMCG

05 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Robatech Australia Pty Ltd

Vervo Advanced Packaging Technologies equips its end-of-line packaging systems with hot-melt adhesive application systems from Robatech.


Robotic abattoirs: meat processing of the future?

05 August, 2020

With the meat industry workforce forced to scale back to two-thirds in Victoria during the pandemic, food processors could move even faster to robotics.


$10m mission to support resilient food supply chains

04 August, 2020

The Food Agility CRC is urging agrifood and tech businesses to join Mission Food for Life, a $10 million initiative to bolster resilience in food supply chains.


Calculating 'safety stock' the key to minimising supply chain risk

28 July, 2020 | Supplied by: NUKON

The food and beverage industry can pose unique challenges for inventory management so how can you plan buffer stock to help meet fluctuating demand?


Cost-effective ways to minimise supply shortages risks

13 July, 2020

The Fraunhofer Institute has developed an algorithm that helps companies calculate how the risks posed by supply shortages can be reduced at little extra cost.


Tracking mangoes throughout the supply chain

06 July, 2020 | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia and Manbulloo have created 'whole-of-chain' tracking for mangoes, providing new levels of efficiency throughout the supply chain.


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